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San Bruno Mesothelioma

San Bruno Mesothelioma Lawyers

San Bruno mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talcum powder or talc. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

San Bruno mesothelioma


San Bruno is in San Mateo County, on the San Francisco Peninsula.  According to the 2023 census data San Bruno’s estimated population is 41,327.  San Bruno is 12 miles from downtown San Francisco, 21 miles from Oakland, 34 miles from Santa Clara, and 37 miles from San Jose, California.



The Ramaytush-Ohlone people, lived in the San Francisco and San Mateo County area for thousands the years prior to the first Spanish expedition by Gasper de Portola in 1769.  The Ramaytush-Ohlone people spoke a language called Ramaytush.  In the early 20th century anthropologists and linguists referred to the Ramaytush-Ohlone people as the San Francisco Costanoans, which signified a people who spoke a common dialect or language within the Costanoans branch of the Utian family.   

Ten Ramaytush-Ohlone tribes lived along the San Francisco peninsula (from north to south): Yelamu, Urebure, Ssalson, Aramai, Chiguan, Lamching, Cotegen, Puchon, Oljon, and Olpen.  The Ohlone village Urebure was located in the present day San Bruno.  The Urebure  (Ramaytush-Ohlone) people lived in the village when the Spanish missionaries arrived in the area. The Ramaytush-Ohlone people were decimated by European diseases, the Spanish mission system’s forced labor and military and civilian conflict.

San Bruno lies on part of a Mexican Land grant called Rancho Buri Buri.  It was a 14,639 acre land grant awarded by Governor Jose Castro to Jose Antonio Sanchez in 1835.  The Rancho’s name derives from the Urebure Village of the Ramaytush-Ohlone people who were settled by the banks of San Bruno Creek.  Rancho Buri Buri was utilized as grazing land for San Francisco’s Mission Dolores and Presidio.

After the 1848, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo many Californio land grant owners had to authenticate their title with the California Public Land Commission.  The Commission ultimately granted José Sanchez’s heirs’ request for title to Rancho Buri Buri.  However, after accruing immense debts to patent the land, the heirs were forced to sell the land. Eventually, Darius Ogden Mills and his brother-in-law, Ansel Ives Easton acquired almost all of the land between Millbrae and San Bruno. 

Presently, Lomita Park, Millbrae, South San Francisco, San Bruno and the southern part of Burlingame lie on part of the old Rancho Buri Buri.  Also, Darius Mills donated the title flats along the shoreline to San Francisco for use as an airport, which was originally called Mills Field.  In 1927, the San Francisco International Airport was opened and included a Weather Bureau Station which is currently operated by the National Weather Service.

By 1849, San Bruno was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route called Clark Station. In 1875, a United States Post Office was in San Bruno.  There were brief interruptions with the post office, but San Bruno has had a post office continuously since 1898. San Bruno’s first school was built in 1906. San Bruno’s population swelled in 1906, when many San Francisco residents moved to San Bruno after the destructive 1906, San Francisco earthquake and fire.  On December 23, 1914, San Bruno was incorporated as a city.

On November 4, 1899, Tanforan Racetrack was opened in San Bruno. Tanforan Park was named after Toribio Tanforan, a relative of Antonio Sanchez, who was the original owner of Rancho Buri Buri. Through the years Tanforan Park was used for a variety of activities, including horse racing, dog shows, automobile and motorcycle races and air shows. The famous horses Sea Biscuit and Citation raced at the track.  

At the outbreak of World War II and pursuant to Executive Order 9066, the Federal government transformed Tanforan Park into the Tanforan Assembly Center. It was utilized as a temporary detention center for processing Japanese-Americans and residents for transport to internment camps in California and other areas in the United States.  During processing at the Tanforan Assembly Center, the Japanese Americans were housed in the horse barn/stables.  Tanforan Park  closed in 1964, when the grandstand burned down. The new Tanforan shopping mall opened at the former racetrack site in 1971.

During World War II, the United States Navy established a base and operated the Classification Center and a Naval Advance Base Personnel Depot in San Bruno. After the 1994, base closures the Federal Government kept part of the formal Naval base and established the National Archives and Records Administration, as well as other federal agencies at the site.  In 1939, the United States War Department created the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.

Like most of California, San Bruno experienced significant growth after World War II because many military personnel, veterans and workers moved to California during the war.  In 1947, U.S. Route 101 was built with access to San Bruno and new subdivisions were built to support the increased population.

On September 9, 2010, a PG&E thirty inch gas pipe ruptured causing a massive explosion and significant damage in San Bruno.  The PG&E explosion killed eight people, injured around sixty people and destroyed thirty-eight homes.  San Bruno rebuilt and recovered from this tragedy. 

San Bruno’s early economy and existence was based on an agricultural community that supported San Francisco’s growing municipality. Today, San Bruno is a vibrant and significant city in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2020 census documented San Bruno’s population and revealed a diverse community with 37.2% white, 32.4% Asian and 29.5% Latino residents.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in San Bruno to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Occupational exposure to asbestos may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

Many San Bruno mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. San Bruno mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city or in nearby areas, including:

  • Agricultural operations
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Barrett & Hilp – Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco
  • Commercial Construction
  • Consolidated Western Steel, South San Francisco
  • Fibreboard, Redwood City
  • Healy Tibbits Construction, South San Francisco
  • Johns Manville, Redwood City
  • Kaiser Gypsum, Redwood City
  • Pabco, Redwood City
  • Residential Construction
  • S&W Fine Foods – Redwood City
  • San Francisco Bridge Co., Belair Yard, South San Francisco
  • School Construction
  • Utah Construction Co., Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco
  • Various Residential Jobs in Redwood City, Pacifica and other San Mateo County Locations
  • Water Pipe Installations
  • Western Pipe & Steel, South San Francisco
  • Wildberg Bros. Smelting & Refining – So. San Francisco

San Bruno mesothelioma cases may involve industrial and construction exposure to asbestos by many kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Automotive
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders

The San Bruno mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites across California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

Exposed workers in Mesothelioma Lawsuits in San Bruno have received world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout San Mateo County, where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice.  These San Mateo County Mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Daly City, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo, So. San Francisco
  • University of California Health Care UCSF – Redwood City, San Mateo
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Menlo Park
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – San Bruno
  • Stanford Health Care :
  • Cancer Clinic – Redwood City
  • Cancer Pain Management Center – Redwood City
  • General Cardiology – Portola Valley
  • GI Cancer Prevention Program – Redwood City
  • Infusion Center – Redwood City
  • Menlo Medical Clinic – Menlo Park
  • Stanford Primary Care – Portola Valley
  • Sutter Health
  • Mills‐Peninsula Medical Center – San Mateo, Menlo Park, Burlingame
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, San Carlos, Redwood City, San Mateo
  • Surgery Division – Burlingame
  • Sutter Care at Home – San Mateo
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation – Burlingame


The San Bruno mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including San Mateo County and in the city of San Bruno.

San Bruno mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Mateo County civil court system. The civil courts are located throughout the county.  San Mateo County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated as complex litigation. Plaintiffs in San Mateo County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers can file mesothelioma lawsuits in San Bruno, in San Mateo County, and throughout California.

Over the last four decades, the San Bruno mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in the city of San Bruno.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The San Bruno mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in San Bruno.  To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget. We can be reached around the clock.

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